Self Employment Income Support Scheme Grants

Sep 04, 2020

HMRC are inviting those individuals that are self employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus to claim a second grant under the Self Employed Income Support…

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Plastic bag tax charge to be doubled and extended to all retailers

Sep 04, 2020

The fee for plastic shopping bags in England will be doubled to 10 pence and extended to all shops from April 2021.

Small retailers, those employing 250 people or fewer, will no longer be exempt,…

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More than £30 million lost to pension scams

Sep 04, 2020

Over £30 million has been lost to pension scams since 2017, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

A total of £30,857,329 in pension savings has…

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Advisory fuel rates for company cars

Sep 04, 2020

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which take effect from 1 September 2020. The rates only apply to employees using a company car. The guidance states:

'You can use…

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Eat Out to Help Out - over 64 million meals

Sep 04, 2020

The government has announced that more than 64 million meals were enjoyed by diners across the country during the government's Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme. The scheme closed on 31 August 2020.

Government…

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Self assessment deadlines

Sep 04, 2020

Two self assessment deadlines are approaching:

  • 5th October 2020
    For those individuals who have not previously completed a tax return but need to report a liability…

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Eat Out to Help Out now up and running

Aug 06, 2020

On 1 August, the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme began operating at eateries across the country.

The scheme was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his Summer Economic Update. It…

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Scottish government cuts LBTT to help home buyers

Aug 06, 2020

On 15 July, the Scottish government reduced the rate of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) following a similar reduction to the rate of residential Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) announced by Chancellor…

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Wales reduces LTT rate

Aug 06, 2020

On 27 July, the Welsh government reduced the rate of Land Transaction Tax (LTT) following the cuts made to SDLT and LTT across the rest of the UK.

LTT is payable by the purchaser of residential…

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